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This Week in the Houses of the Oireachtas  27 - 31 March 2017

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Last updated Monay 27 March 2017 at 11.22

The start times indicated in this schedule are based, in part, on the expected end time of preceding items of business. In the event items of business conclude earlier or later than expected, the start times for subsequent business may be affected.


Tuesday 28 March 2017


Dáil Éireann

2.00 p.m.    Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, AAA-PBP) (32 mins)

2.32p.m.     Order of Business (30 mins)
Motion re. Changes to Standing Orders 84, 108 and 111A (without debate)

3.02 p.m.    Taoiseach’s Questions (45 mins)

3.47 p.m.    P.Q.s: Oral – Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (90 mins)

5.17 p.m.    Topical Issues (48 mins)

6.05 p.m.   Weekly divisions (postponed from Thursday 23 March) (43 mins)
Private Notice Question (if any)

6.48 p.m.   Government Business: (72 mins)
Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad] - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Health)
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad] - Second Stage (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

8.00 p.m.   Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil): (120 mins)
Motion re. Money Advice and Budgeting Service and Citizen Information Centres

10.00 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

2.30 p.m.    Commencement Matters  

3.30 p.m.    Order of Business

4.45 p.m.    Health (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Second Stage (Department of Health)


Committee Meetings

Social Protection (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 11 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Future Funding of Domestic Water Services (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 12 noon
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Future of Healthcare (Select) CR2, LH 2000 2.15 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: (i) Election of Vice-Chairman; and
(ii) Challenges within the Organic Farming Sector [Representatives from the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association, and the Organic Trust]

Budgetary Oversight CR3, LH 2000 4 p.m. 
AGENDA: Review of the Capital Plan (resumed) [Representatives from the Construction Industry Federation (CIF)]

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 4 p.m.
AGENDA: Motion Re: Companies Act 2014 (Section 1313) Regulations 2017 [ Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation]

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (Select) CR4, LH 2000 4.30 p.m.
AGENDA: 2017 Revised Estimates for Public Services -  Vote 32 (Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation)  [Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Minister of State for Employment and Small Business and  Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation]


Wednesday 29 March 2017


Dáil Éireann

12.00 p.m.  Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, I4C, RIG) (32 mins)

12.32 p.m.  Questions on Promised Legislation (30 mins)

1.02 p.m.   P.Q.s: Oral – Minister for Defence (90 mins)

2.32 p.m.   Topical Issues (48 mins)
Private Notice Question (if any)

3.20 p.m.   SOS (40 mins)

4.00 p.m.   Private Members Business (Rural Independent Group): (120 mins)
Motion re. National Children’s Hospital

6.00 p.m.   Government Business (210 mins)
Motion re. Report of the Committee on Public Accounts re. National Asset Management Agency’s sale of Project Eagle
Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Bill 2016 [Seanad] - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation)
Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad] - Report and Final Stages (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Health)
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad] - Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

10.15 p.m.  Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann

10.30 a.m.  Commencement Matters  

11.30 a.m.  Order of Business

12.45 p.m.  Heritage Bill 2016  - Committee Stage (resumed) (Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs)

5.00 p.m.   Private Members Business
Electoral (Amendment) (Voting at 16) Bill 2016 – Second Stage (Senators Fintal Warfield, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Lynn Ruane)

7.00 p.m.  Heritage Bill 2016 - Committee Stage (resumed to conclude)


Committee Meetings 

Future of Healthcare (Select) CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Justice and Equality (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Penal Reform [Simon Communities of Ireland]

Public Accounts CR1, LH 2000 10 a.m.
AGENDA: HEA Financial Statements 2015 [Representatives from the Higher Education Authority]

Future Funding of Domestic Water Services (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Joint) CR3, LH 2000 1.30 p.m.
AGENDA: The current situation in Bus Eireann [Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport]

European Union Affairs (Joint) CR1, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 2.15 p.m.
AGENDA: (i) 2.15 p.m. Ghnó an Choiste
(ii) Forbairt phobail, shóisialta agus eacnamaíochta agus comhar i gcontaetha na teorann sa todhchaí
Session A: 2.30 p.m. [Border Communities Against Brexit and Irish Small and Medium Enterprises' Association]
Session B: 4.30 p.m. [CBI Northern Ireland]

(i) 2.15 p.m.  Business of the Committee
(ii) The future of community, social and economic development and cooperation in border counties
Session A: 2.30 p.m[Border Communities Against Brexit and Irish Small and Medium Enterprises' Association]
Session B: 4.30 p.m. [CBI Northern Ireland]

Transport, Tourism and Sport (Select) CR3, LH 2000 3 p.m.  
AGENDA: 2017 Revised Estimates for Public Services -  Vote 31 (Transport,Tourism and Sport)  [Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport]

Members' Interests of Dáil Éireann CR1, LH 2000 4.30 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Dáil Procedure Room 2, LH 6 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Thursday 30 March 2017


Dáil Éireann

10.00 a.m. Government Business: (120 mins)
Statements on Direct Provision

12.00 p.m. Leaders’ Questions (FF, SF, LAB, SD-GP) (32 mins)

12.32 p.m. Questions on Promised Legislation (15 mins)

12.47 p.m. Weekly divisions (43 mins)

1.30 p.m.  SOS (30 mins)

2.00 p.m.  Government Business (120 mins)
Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad] - Report and Final Stages (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Health)
Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017 - Order for Report, Report and Final Stages (Department of Health)
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad] - Second Stage (resumed if not previously concluded) (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

4.00 p.m.  P.Q.s: Oral – Minister for Justice and Equality (90 mins)

5.30 p.m.  Topical Issues (48 mins)
Private Notice Question (if any)

6.18 p.m.  Committee Report/PMB: (120 mins)
Ethical Public Investment (Tobacco) Bill 2017 - Second Stage

8.18 p.m. Dáil Adjourns


Seanad Éireann 

10.30 a.m.  Commencement Matters  

11.30 a.m.  Order of Business

12.45 p.m.  Health (Amendment) Bill 2017 – Committee and Remaining Stages
Motion regarding the earlier signature of the Health (Amendment) Bill 2017 – without debate (Department of Health)


Committee Meetings 

Health (Joint) CR4, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Session A: 9 a.m. (i) Scrutiny of EU legislative proposals: Schedule B: COM(2017)72 and COM(2017)119;
(ii) Detailed scrutiny of the Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2016 [PMB] [Mr. Brendan Howlin, T.D.]
Session B: 10.30 a.m. 
Detailed scrutiny of the Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2016 [PMB] [Officials from the Department of Health]

Public Accounts CR3, LH 2000 9 a.m.
AGENDA: Session A: 9 a.m. 
(i) Business of the Committee;
(ii) University College Cork Financial Statements 2015; [Representatives from University College Cork]
(iii) Dundalk Institute of Technology Financial Statements 2015 [Representatives from Dundalk Institute of Technology]
Session B: 2.30 p.m. 
(iv) University of Limerick Financial Statements 2015 [Representatives from University of Limerick]

Dáil Business Room 2, LH 10.30 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 11 a.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting

Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government(Joint) CR4, LH 2000 2 p.m.
AGENDA: Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness - Second Quarterly Progress Report (resumed) [Officials from Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government]

Future Funding of Domestic Water Services (Joint) CR2, LH 2000 2.15 p.m.
AGENDA: Private Meeting


Bills Scheduled for Consideration this Week

Dáil

Dáil Tuesday
Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad]
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad]

Dáil Wednesday
Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Bill 2016 [Seanad]
Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad]
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad]

Dáil Thursday
Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014 [Seanad]
Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017
Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 [Seanad]
Ethical Public Investment (Tobacco) Bill 2017


Seanad

Seanad Tuesday
Health (Amendment) Bill 2017

Seanad Wednesday
Heritage Bill 2016
Electoral (Amendment) (Voting at 16) Bill 2016

Seanad Thursday
Health (Amendment) Bill 2017

Committees

Committees Tuesday


Committees Wednesday


Committees Thursday
Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2016 [PMB]


Indicative Business for Week Commencing 3 April 2017

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Hallmarking (Amendment) Bill 2016 — Order for Second Stage and Second Stage
Other items TBA


PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS
Tuesday 4 April 2017- Fianna Fáil — Fianna Fáil — Motion re. Defence Forces
Wednesday 5 April 2017 - Social Democrats – Green Party Group — Motion re. Maternity Leave


THURSDAY BUSINESS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS / COMMITTEE REPORTS ON 30 MARCH 2017
Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill 2017 — Second Stage — Deputy Mick Wallace


Provisional Listing of Bills for Dáil Select Committee Consideration

** Week commencing 3 April  2017

Courts (No. 2) Bill 2016  Select Committee on Justice and Equality on Wednesday 5 April  2017 at  9 a.m. in CR2, LH2000.
Bail (Amendment) Bill 2016  Select Committee on Justice and Equality on Wednesday 5 April  2017 at  9 a.m. in CR2, LH2000.
Public Sector Standards Bill 2015 Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach on Thursday 6 April 2017 at 9.30 a.m. in CR2, LH2000.

** Week commencing 10 April  2017

Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 Select Committee on Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government on Wednesday  12 April 2017 at 9 a.m. to 12 noon and at 5 p.m. to 8.p.m. in CR 1, LH2000. Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016, Select Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment on Tuesday 11 April 2017 at 4 p.m. in CR2, LH2000.
Minerals Development Bill 2015 Select Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment on Thursday 13 April 2017 at 9.30 a.m. in the Dáil Chamber, Leinster House.


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